Loving youngster’s trek for Pendleside Hospice

FUND-RAISERS: Adam and Teegan Chilton at their Colne home (S)
FUND-RAISERS: Adam and Teegan Chilton at their Colne home (S)

A youngster who wanted “to help the poorly people at Pendleside Hospice” has completed a 10-mile bike ride with her dad.

Teegan Chilton (7) and Adam Chilton, both of Red Lane, Colne, managed to raise an incredible £748 as a result of their efforts.

The duo began their journey at the Café Cargo in Foulridge, before then cycling along the canal to The Anchor Inn, in Gargrave.

Despite having never done a challenge like it before, Teegan, a pupil at St Michael and All Angels Primary School, came up with the idea after learning what the hospice does in the community.

The youngster completed two days of training with her dad, before then beginning her trek. The journey took two hours and 50 minutes to complete.

Fund-raiser at Pendleside Hospice Leah Mitchell said: “We are extremely grateful to Teegan and Adam for raising such a fantastic amount.

“It is really inspiring that somebody as young as Teegan would think to do a fund-raising challenge in support of Pendleside Hospice.”

To organise an event or take part in a challenge in aid of Pendleside Hospice, which provides care to people diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, contact 440136 or email leah.mitchell@pendleside.org.uk.